Golden Light of Mourning (2015)

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St. Nicholas Coal Breaker — Mahanoy, Pennsylvania

By 1870 it is estimated that there were 15 deaths per million tons of coal produced every year. In 1917 U.S. anthracite production reached 100 million tons with more than 175,000 total workers in the coal industry (data from http://www.msha.gov).

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St. Nicholas Coal Breaker

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10 responses to “Golden Light of Mourning (2015)

  1. These pictures have a certain beauty, but one may also think that place is strait from hell. All those dead people, and the 100 million tons of coal translate into more than 3.6 times as much carbon dioxide in the air.
    Anyway, happy new year to you.

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